I feel that way after reading the first trade of Invincible. I just don't get the appeal of Kirkman. Even Walking Dead is really formulaic and it's praised as the greatest thing ever.
If you like the personal drama side of Ultimate Spider-Man, then you will love Spider-Man Loves Mary Jane. It's a limited series from several years ago that focuses on the high school drama between MJ, Peter, Gwen, Flash, etc.
Problem is, the trades have been out of print for years. The whole series is available on Marvel Digital Comics Unlimited if you're a subscriber.
for those suggesting they were put off by the first Invincible trade, I wholeheartedly agree. Although I stuck with it for reasons unknown to me and it's easily my favourite book these days.
Look up some Clandestine stuff as well actually. Pretty fun.
I like Ultimate Comics. - Read them with us!
I also buy: Captain America, Avengers, FF, New Avengers, X-Factor, among others
You know what else reminds me of USM? The upcoming Nova series by Jeph Loeb. Issue #1 drops in two weeks, and all of the previews look and feel similar to the oldskool USM.
I'm a little surprised no one has said this but Geoff John's run on Teen Titans.